Whether you’re looking for solutions to help with a neurological condition like Parkinson’s disease, memory loss—or you need to find a specialist who can help you restore your mobility due to spinal—you deserve unsurpassed care in the treatment of your brain, spine or neck condition.

  • Patient-centered care team providing individualized treatment for brain, and neurological conditions, including specialized stroke care
  • Solutions for treating long-term health conditions as well as intervention to prevent future progression
  • Use of modern techniques, to give you a highly accurate diagnosis
  • Outstanding critical care for neurovascular patients

Meet Dr. Ricardo Cortez

Dr. Ricardo Cortez is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon with over 10 years of experience. He graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed neurosurgery residency at The University of North Carolina Hospitals. He then completed a fellowship in complex spinal surgery at the University of Miami. Dr. Cortez's military experience includes service as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and service in the US Army as a neurosurgeon. He was the Chief of Neurosurgery at Brooke Army Medical Center and deployed to Iraq where he treated both civilian and military war injuries. Dr. Cortez treats various disorders of the brain and nervous system and specializes in treating spinal cord injury and spinal column trauma. He is an early adopter for new surgical technology and has adopted minimally invasive surgical techniques into his practice. Dr. Cortez enjoys reading books on history and archaeology. He is mostly interested in Ancient Egyptian medicine and has taught himself to read Egyptian hieroglyphs. Dr. Cortez is fluent in Spanish.

Conditions and Treatments Include:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cavernous Malformations
  • Colloid Cysts
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Meningioma
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Stroke & TIA Treatment
  • Transient Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
  • Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Canal/Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spine Trauma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Compression Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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